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Learning some simple skills can save lives. This page is dedicated to knowing what to do if someone is not breathing.

DRSABCD – THE SEVEN STEPS

D 

Danger – Make sure you are safe to help. Keep calm and stay in control

R

Response – Shake the shoulders and speak clearly saying “Can you hear me?” or “Are you alright?”

S

Shout for help – Call 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance. If someone else calls, make sure they tell you

A

Airway – Head tilt and chin lift

B

Breathing – Look, listen and feel for up to 10 seconds – Look for the chest rising. Listen for any breath. Feel the breath on your cheek or hand

C

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – If not breathing normally, start CPR. CPR is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation).

D

If you can access a defibrillator (AED), use it – Stay with the person you are helping until help arrives.


Watch the educational video below to see a live demo. 

Also go to the session on this website on how to get the AED app.